‘Matilda’ opens at Theatre Lawrence

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Posted by Bob Evans

Theatre Lawrence is thrilled to present the international award winning,
Matilda: The Musical, as our holiday production opening December 6th and running through December 22nd. 
 
Inspired by the classic book by Roald Dahl, our hero is born to parents who disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Still, Matilda (Juliana Allen and Viviana Riffel share this role) somehow manages to emerge as a young girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers.  
 
Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing either- the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull (Andrew Ramaley), hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has the courage and cleverness to help her teacher, her fellow students and even herself find happiness.
 
Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Full of astoundingly witty songs and exciting dance numbers, Matilda will captivate audiences with the story of a courageous little girl who has an extraordinary personality. Above all it’s an exhilarating tale of empowerment to inspire the entire family!
 The large cast includes: Mario Bonilla, Vincent Brack, Adrian Brothers, Juan Deras, Olivia Goeser, Abigayle Groves, Francesca Haynes, Jake Hedges, Tilly Johnson, Anna Kober, Hanna Kohart, Jennifer Kohart, Elana LaGrone, Katie Mastrosimone, Annika Maximov, Evan McDonald, Michael Ostermann, Juliet Outka, Secily Rees, Anj Riffel, Haley Roberts, Julia Ruddy, Sean Ruddy, Dakota Schreiner, Thomas Sikes, Adelle Spiess, Shea Spiess, Jim Tuchscherer, Giulia Ventello, Brian Williams, Madeline Williams, Harrison Willmoth.
 
Direction and Choreography for the show is by Widge Yager, 
Music Direction by Mary Baker, Set Design by James Diemer, 
Lighting Design by Danny Rogovein, Sound Design by Bob Newton, 
Costume Design by Jane Pennington and Stage Management by Kathi Killman.
 
An exhibit featuring the works of Bill Bowerman and Jeff Weinberg will be on display in the Oldfather Lobby.
 
PERFORMANCES:
7:30 PM | December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21


2:30 PM | December 8, 14, 15, 22
 
For Tickets: 785-843-SHOW (7469) | Box Office hours 11:30-4:30 M-F
www.theatrelawrence.com
 
CO-PRODUCERS:
City of Lawrence
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Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049



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